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How to shop at D23 Expo 2022

by Susan and Simon Veness

D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event makes its annual return to the Anaheim Convention Center from September 9-September 11, 2022, and shopping for official merchandise has never been easier.

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Photos courtesy of Disney

This year, D23 offers two ways to speed up fan’s shopping experience, through Virtual Queue and Merchandise Mobile Check Out. Here’s how to use them:

D23 Expo Virtual Queue

Celebrate Disney100 and pick up limited-edition and never-before-seen merchandise from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and more using the Virtual Queue system that avoids long waits in line.

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Virtual Queue is available for the following locations:

  • D23 Expo Marketplace
  • D23 Expo Marketplace – 3rd Floor Limited Edition Annex
  • Mickey’s of Glendale Main Store
  • Mickey’s of Glendale Pin Store
  • Mickey’s of Glendale x D23 Expo Shop
  • Disney Studio Store Hollywood

Download the D23 Expo 2022 app and the Disneyland Resort App, then follow this five-step process:

Step 1 – Log in to the D23 Expo 2022 app and the Disneyland Resort app. Use the D23 Expo 2022 app to located the retail outlet you’d like to order from, or use your cell phone camera to scan a QR code at the entrance of your chosen retail outlet.

Step 2 – Tap “Join Virtual Queue.” Requests can be made at 6 a.m. or 1 p.m. PT.

Step 3 – When prompted by the D23 Expo 2022 app, select the number of guests and tap “Join Virtual Queue” on the Disneyland Resort app. Guests may join for up to two people and may only join one queue at a time.

Step 4 – A confirmation screen with an estimated wait time will appear. Guests can then enjoy the Expo while wait for their boarding group to be notified.

Step 5 – Virtual Queue users will receive a push notification when their group is ready.

Users may still have a wait outside their retail location. Virtual Queue capacity and availability is limited.

Merchandise Mobile Checkout

Scan and pay for your items using Merchandise Mobile Checkout on your smartphone, at the following locations:

  • D23 Expo Marketplace
  • D23 Expo Marketplace – 3rd Floor Limited Edition Annex
  • Mickey’s of Glendale Main Store
  • D23 Expo Shop x Mickey’s of Glendale

Step 1 – To use Merchandise Mobile Checkout, download the official Disneyland Resort app (via App Store or Google Play), then create an account.

Step 2 – While shopping, scan the barcode on items you’d like to add to your shopping bag. When finished, tap “Check Out” to pay on your phone.

Step 3 – Use Apple Pay, a credit or debit card, Disney Gift Card, or Disney Rewards Redemption Card to pay. After paying, users will receive a confirmation QR code. Show the code and selected items to a cast member before leaving the store.

For more information visit D23Expo.com.

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